Self-Guided Basecamp Tour

Estes Park, Colorado.

People love the way our trips are designed and organized.   So with this in mind, we are now offering a basecamp trip (staying in one lodge) which gives us the opportunity to customize your trip with the best possible hiking routes.  No worrying about parking or trying to plan the perfect route- we’ll take care of that.   Same superb service as our inn to inn trips.  We’ll keep track of you but still, you have the adventure of the self-guided accomplishment.  Trips will be planned according to ability level, but don’t worry.  Your trip manager can easily make adjustments along the way.
Your trip will be based either at the Stanley Hotel or Alpine Trail Ridge Inn.  
Difficulty Level Green
Easy/Easy Moderate
  • 4-6 miles per day
  • Easier elevation gains of 1000 ft or less
  • Mostly point to point or loop
Difficulty Level Blue
Moderate/More Difficult
  • 8-12 miles per day
  • Moderate elevation gains of 2500 ft or less
  • Mostly point to point or loop
Difficulty Level Black
More Difficult/Difficult
  • 10-16 miles per day
  • Elevations gain of 3500 ft or less
  • Mostly point to point or loop

How to get there:

From DIA – Denver International Airport:

Arrive Estes Park by Estes Park Shuttle-
Arrive by car

Booking information

  • Email preferred length of trip, dates, number of people, number of rooms and number of beds per room.
  • A $300 deposit per room is due once the trip is booked and confirmed.
  • Balance is due 60 days prior to your trip date.
  • Once paid, you’ll receive a full packet with your route guide, maps, gear guide, park information etc.


Arrival day:
We will contact you about a week prior to your trip to confirm your arrival plans. You’ll meet your trip manager in the early evening to answer any questions and make sure you’re ready for the following hiking day.

  • Your trip mananger will set your departure time which will be determined by length of day and weather. They will also set your afternoon pick-up time, but also be available by text if that should change.
  • Days can be adjusted as the trip goes along.
  • Be sure to make your flight reservation to allow for enough time for your transfer back to DIA if booking the shuttle.

We don’t want to giveaway all our hiking secrets, but below is one example from each catagory. We will make use of the Cow Creek WTW day to the Stanley (bulue and black) and the Deer Mt day to Alpine (blue and black) if you haven’t done the WTW trip.

Spragues Lake Loop

Cub Lake Loop- Begin with a drop-off at the Moraine Park then head for the Pool and Fern Lake. Descend via Cub Lake and the South Lateral Moraine Trail to the Dunraven Inn

Odessa Loop- Bear Lake to Moraine Park- One of the most beautiful days of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park espeically if you love high alpine lakes. Begins with a drop-off at Bear Lake, a hike to Lake Helene and Odessa Lake, then a long completely different exit via Cub Lake and Moraine Park.

The Historic Stanley Hotel

Beautiful Georgian Hotel overlooking town. The Stanley is grand. Rooms are beautiful and spacious. Breakfast served each morning at the Cascades Restaurant at 7 a.m. If you’re getting an early start we will deliver a packed breakfast. You can eat dinner at the Cascades restaurant or walk to town.

Alpine Trail Ridge Inn

As with the Stanley, Alpine Trail Ridge is one of the lodges we use on our inn to inn trip. It is simple, but efficient, newly renovated, super clean and in a great location with quick access to the park. Breakfast vouchers will be available for a restaurant nearby or if you’re getting an early start we will deliver a packed breakfast. There are three good restaurants within walking distance- Bird and Jim, The Other side and Dave’s BBQ. Trips mid-summer can make use of the town shuttle.

To book the Basecamp Trip contact us with your preferred dates and let us see if we can accommodate you. Let us know the number of people and whether they are double or single occupancy.

If booking a double occupancy room let us know whether you prefer a room with one or two beds.

If you have any other questions concerning the trip, you can submit your questions here

If you’re ready to book, please fill out our booking form.



3 nights/2days- Stanley Hotel
Double Occupancy: $960 pp
Single Occupancy: $1460

4nights/3days- Stanley Hotel
Double occupancy: $1,200 pp
Single occupancy: $1,960 pp

5nights/4days- Stanley Hotel
Double Occupancy: $1,420 pp
Single Occupancy: $2,360 pp


3 nights/2days- Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
Double Occupancy: $790 pp
Single Occupancy: $1,160 pp

4nights/3days- Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
Double Occupancy: $960 pp
Single Occupancy: $1,390 pp

5nights/4days- Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
Double Occupancy: $1.090 pp
Single Occupancy: $1,690


  • Lodging
  • Breakfast
  • Good packed lunches
  • Route guide and maps
  • Shuttling within route
  • Trekking poles for trip


  • Evening meals
  • Personal Items
  • Transportation to and from Estes Park